Soroka-deGrom 2.0: Does Victor Take Cy Young Front-Runner Status?


The Atlanta Braves' season has gotten off to a pretty good start, especially at home.

The Braves are 7-3 on the season including a 5-0 record at Truist Park, as they took two from the Rays and the first three from the Mets.

“How many wins in a row is that?”

— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 2, 2020

The only thing standing between the Braves and a sixth-straight win at home is two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom, who has already led the Mets to a win over Atlanta this season.

In the opener, deGrom and Soroka battled, each receiving a no decision. DeGrom was good for five innings allowing just one hit and striking out five.

Soroka was equally as good going six innings giving up four hits but no runs.

Monday, they meet again with the Braves carrying all the momentum and the winner of tonight's game may be the guy to take the lead in the NL Cy Young race.

DeGrom has not lost a beat from his Cy Young self through his first two starts, posting a 1.64 ERA -- two earned runs in 11 innings pitched -- and a WHIP of 0.55, which is tied for second-lowest in the NL and an opponent batting average of .111 -- tied for fourth-lowest in the NL.